NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police chief who oversaw the department when a rookie officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop says he accepted a new job a day before the shooting.

New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein tells the Tribune-Review he’s retiring from the department where he has worked since 1992.

He accepted a job as captain of UPMC’s police and security service on Nov. 16. The next day, 25-year-old Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed.

Klein says the new job “was in motion before the incident.”

Police say 29-year-old Rahmael Holt shot Shaw after the officer attempted to make a traffic stop. The shooting led to a four-day manhunt.

Holt’s faces charges including murder of a law enforcement officer.


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